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Francis Pélissier

Francis Pélissier (13 June 1894 – 22 February 1959) was a French professional road racing cyclist from Paris. He was the younger brother of Tour de France winner Henri Pélissier, and the older brother of Tour de France stage winner Charles Pélissier. He won several classic cycle races like Paris–Tours, Bordeaux–Paris and Grand Prix Wolber. He also won the French National Road Race Championship three times (1921, 1923 and 1924) as well as two stages at the Tour de France.

Francis Pélissier
Francis Pelissier Paris-Roubaix 1919.JPG
Personal information
Full nameFrancis Pélissier
NicknameLe Grand
Le Sorcier de Bordeaux–Paris
Born(1894-06-13)13 June 1894
Paris, France
Died22 February 1959(1959-02-22) (aged 64)
Mantes-la-Jolie, France
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
1919–1923JB Louvet
1924–1925Automoto
1926–1928Dilecta-Wolber
1929–1931JB Louvet
1932Alleluia-Wolber
Major wins
French National Road Race Champion (1921, 1923, 1924)
Bordeaux–Paris (1922,1924)
Grand Prix Wolber (1926)
Paris–Tours (1921)
Tour de France, 2 stages

Major resultsEdit

1919
Tour de France:
Winner stage 3
Nancy-Brussels
1921
Circuit Aisne-Oise
  France national road race champion
Paris–Tours
1922
Bordeaux–Paris
1923
  France national road race champion
1924
  France national road race champion
Bordeaux–Paris
Vuelta Ciclista al País Vasco
1926
GP Wolber
Critérium des As
Critérium International de Cyclo-cross, Cyclo-cross
1927
Tour de France:
Winner stage 1
Wearing yellow jersey for five days

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